Legal Secretary
Friedenthal, Heffernan & Brown, LLP
Pasadena, CA US
Posted ago
Friedenthal, Heffernan & Brown, LLP

Legal Secretary/Assistant (In-Person)

Our busy law firm is looking for an efficient, organized legal secretary/assistant with an initiative to help our litigation attorneys. You will be assigned to work with two or three lawyers. Your primary responsibilities will involve maintaining and updating a calendar for your trial lawyers. You will be required to prepare a variety of legal documents. All candidates must have a basic understanding of the various civil deadlines provided in the California Code of Civil Procedure and California Rules of Court. Job duties will include responsibility for receipt and processing of some office correspondence. This position requires a candidate with experience in a litigation environment among trial lawyers. If you have experience in a law firm environment, work well under pressure, and are looking for a rewarding opportunity in the legal industry, we want to connect with you. We offer excellent pay, health, dental benefits, and a generous employer-matching 401(k) retirement plan.

Responsibilities

  • Work in a team with trial attorneys and paralegals to manage a calendar of active civil cases;
  • Prepare various legal documents including pleadings, notices of depositions, case management conference statements, motions, subpoenas, and correspondence;
  • Arrange and schedule all court appearances, depositions, and other meetings and appointments;
  • File documents in the various California state courts where our cases are heard;
  • Prepare proofs of service and serve documents on opposing counsel and all parties in the action;
  • Work closely with our clients to coordinate their responses to written discovery;
  • Prepare and propound written discovery with the help and direction of trial attorneys.

Qualifications
  • Must be able to prioritize tasks with demanding deadlines and work in a fast-paced environment
  • Experience with legal software, litigation case management, and docketing programs
  • Proficient with MS Office products
  • Candidates should have strong organizational skills and communication skills

  • Must be able to prioritize tasks with demanding deadlines;
  • Must have experience with Windows, MS Office products especially Microsoft Word, Microsoft Outlook, and Microsoft Explorer). Proficiency with Adobe, Excel, and other legal and case management software and docketing programs (especially Clio);
  • Candidates must have strong organizational skills and communication skills;
  • Clio case management software experience is preferred;
  • Microsoft Office: Word, Outlook, Explorer, Powerpoint, and Excel;
  • Internet: Firefox, Chrome, and Explorer;
  • Adobe.

Compensation
$65,000 yearly
About Friedenthal, Heffernan & Brown, LLP

Friedenthal, Heffernan & Brown, LLP is an excellent law firm managed by experienced and talented trial lawyers. We practice civil litigation. All of our work occurs in the context of lawsuits filed in the various courts and jurisdictions in the State of California.

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